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USPP extends student diversity

February 21, 2012


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  Some of the best universities in the world are in China. However, the competition for spaces in those top universities is fierce beyond imagination; students have to look elsewhere. The US-Sino Pathway Program (USPP) offers all the advantages of a traditional foundation program. "We are ready and th...

Sex signals speak volumes

February 15, 2012


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February, traditionally cold and snowy, provides perfect snuggling weather. Pair it with Valentine's Day and it seems like the perfect time to talk about having sex.   It can feel really awkward to talk about some aspects of sex, especially when it is a potentially new experience. However, it can...

Steamy evening sends sparks flying

February 15, 2012


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Artificial rose petals and condoms scattered across two long tables in the Waterman Memorial Lounge set the mood for Hillel's annual speed dating event on Feb. 9. Dozens of participants moved around the tables to spend two minutes with another person. After each rotation, a question was posed as an...

Deep dig serves up half-eaten meal

February 15, 2012


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Senior Patrick Dowd is proving that one man's trash is another man's treasure.   This is certainly the case for Dowd, whose diet consists of the partially eaten meals and untouched food items he discovers in trashcans and dumpsters across campus, as well as the one meal he and his housemates at...

No Nicki for UVM

February 15, 2012


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  Despite what Facebook says, Nicki Minaj and Third Eye Blind will not be performing at Springfest 2012. Daniel Asam created a public event Facebook page ...

Delectable foods stimulate senses

February 15, 2012


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I'm going to be honest: I hate Valentine's Day.  However a love of all things earthy and local brought me to the Herbal Valentines workshop at City Market on Feb 8. Dana Woodruff, community herbalist and health educator of Central Maine and Dandelioness Herbals, gave the hands-on presentation,...

Local band brings first year to a close

February 15, 2012


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  The Wee Folkestra is a nine-piece Burlington-based folk band that has been together for almost a year.  The Vermont Cynic had the chance to talk to co-founder Joe Adler about how he and the band plan to face a big change as two of their members get ready to say goodbye.   The Vermont...

Pamela Fraser plays with color

February 15, 2012


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  On Feb. 8, Williams Hall's Colburn Gallery was filled with art students and enthusiasts alike for the opening reception of artist and professor Pamela Fraser's recent exhibit. The exhibit features three bodies of work that respond to Fraser's in-depth study of color.   Likening a kind of "culture" ...

SOJA sings of the ‘Strength to Survive’

February 15, 2012


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  A diverse group of reggae fans came out to support SOJA at Higher Ground on Sunday, Feb. 12. The Fear Nuttin Band and The Movement opened for SOJA, setting the mood with high energy and positive vibes.  Both openers came together to create an engaging performance that left the crowd jumpi...

Exhibit supports young artists

February 15, 2012


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  In honor of both the Flynn Theatre and BCA's thirty-year presence in the Burlington community, the Amy E Tarrant Gallery on Main St. will exhibit the 30/30 Anniversary Print Project until Feb. 18.  There were no guidelines or restrictions for what the artists created and none of the artists...

Man on a Ledge: The ultimate cliffhanger

February 15, 2012


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  In order to avoid ruining one of the jaw-dropping, gasp-aloud moments in "Man on a Ledge," this review will leave you hanging just as much as the film does. "Man on a Ledge" stars Sam Worthington as Nick Cassidy, an escaped convict who stages a suicide attempt to prove his innocence. Elizabe...

NOFA spreads change

February 15, 2012


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2011 presented Vermont farmers with a challenge. The toll of spring flooding paired with the unforeseen impacts of Tropical Storm Irene created widespread ecological and economic devastation.  These events and the underlying presence of climate change were central to the Northeast Organic Farming...

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